Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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MelbourneKolja Blacher

Haydn, Bernstein, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Kolja Blacher

MelbourneBernstein Classics

Copland, Mahler, Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Nicholas Tolputt; Liane Keegan; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

MelbourneBernstein On Broadway

Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Sarah Fox; Liane Keegan; Michael Petruccelli; Brett Polegato

MelbourneThe Merry Widow

Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Vanessa Scammell; Graeme Murphy; Opera Australia; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Jennifer Irwin; Danielle de Niese; Julie Lea Goodwin

MelbourneMSO Plays Rachmaninov 2

Schumann, Martinsson, Rachmaninov
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Stanislav Kochanovsky; Lisa Larsson

MelbourneSounds Of Spring

Beethoven, Copland, Piazzolla
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Eoin Andersen; Stefan Cassomenos
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Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

Pitch-perfect Bartók by Ibragimova and a boldly expansive reading of Shostakovich's Fifth by Hrůša made for an insightful evening's reflection on musical early modernity.
****1
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Fraternity and frivolity: from Bizet to Elgar in Melbourne

Under Benjamin Northey's baton and Kristian Chong's fingers, Bizet's Carmen Suite and Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto dazzle, but it's Elgar's Sospiri and Enigma Variations that truly made the evening.
***11
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A meeting of masterly musical minds

Egarr, Bezuidenhout and the MSO are the perfect match in this celebration of Mozart's wit and genius, delivering historically grounded and exhilarating interpretations of treasured favourites.
****1
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The MSO plays Strauss and Beethoven

Outstanding solos, orchestral discipline and novelties in musical arrangement made for another quality symphonic experience from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
***11
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Heavenly music in Melbourne

The MSO and some suitably angelic singers deliver a remarkably bright, joyous interpretation of an already uplifting oratorio.
****1
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Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

One of the world’s great Carmens and John Bell’s smart direction is a winning combination for this Opera Australia production.
****1
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